U.S. Postal Service details first electric charging stations & delivery vehicles

This rollout of an electric fleet of vehicles and the means to power them is part of a 10-year plan to modernize the United States postal delivery network.

The United States Postal Service has announced a major rollout of new electric vehicles and charging stations throughout its network. The organization is set to equip hundreds of US Post Office facilities with electric delivery vehicles and the gear to keep them powered. It’s part of an official Delivering for America 10-year plan that aims to modernize and ready the US Postal Service for years to come.

The US Postal Service announced the rollout of its electric vehicle fleet and charging stations in a press release on the USPS newsroom website. According to the press release, USPS debuted its new fleet of electric vehicles, which are commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) delivery vehicles. The rollout is beginning at its South Atlanta Sorting and Delivery Center (S&DC) and will eventually expand to include hundreds of further S&DC facilities across the country over the course of the next 10 years.

US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was proud to announce the rollout of an electric vehicle fleet for the US Postal network as part of a 10-year plan to modernize the service.
Source: Tom Williams/Getty Images

This move to modernize the US Postal Service is an important step towards maintaining quality equipment that will allow the USPS to service customers across the United States well beyond its implementation, as shared by by Postmasster General Louis DeJoy:

The US government has shown heavy dedication to helping adopt electric vehicle technology across the United States, such as an expansion of US EV battery manufacturing through $2.8 billion USD in grants, as well as approval of plans for charging stations in all 50 of the states. The US Postal Service’s upgrades continue to push the nation in the direction widespread EV adoption. Stay tuned for more updates as further information becomes available.

TJ Denzer is a player and writer with a passion for games that has dominated a lifetime. He found his way to the Shacknews roster in late 2019 and has worked his way to Senior News Editor since. Between news coverage, he also aides notably in livestream projects like the indie game-focused Indie-licious, the Shacknews Stimulus Games, and the Shacknews Dump. You can reach him at tj.denzer@shacknews.com and also find him on Twitter @JohnnyChugs.


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